We need your help. As many of you know, Rep. Sal Pace (D-Pueblo) and Sen. Jean White (R-Hayden) recently introduced a bipartisan bill to support Colorado's sportsmen. But, we need your help to make the bill a reality. House Bill 1275 creates a new Colorado sportsmen’s license plate, with the money generated by the sales of the license plates going directly towards expanding opportunities for public shooting ranges and improving fishing opportunities in Colorado.
As part of getting the license plate bill through the legislative and administrative process, we must collect 3,000 signatures.
Please support this license plate by signing our petition here.
Please also feel free to share this with your hunting and fishing buddies.
The revenue from an overwhelming number of other special license plates go to non-profit organizations. However, unlike other license plates, none of the proceeds from the sales of this license plate will go to any single non-profit organization, but will go to Colorado Parks and Wildlife to expand shooting ranges and fishing opportunities.
Two of the basic gateways to hunting and angling sports occur through basic initiation and instruction through opportunities that allow a parent to take a young person plinking at a range, or to a nearby park to catch their first pan fish. The bill will allow Colorado’s sportsmen and women to proudly display their identity as a community, and boost basic opportunities into our sports by providing more access to shooting ranges and fishing.
Colorado is currently experiencing a lack of public shooting ranges, and ongoing threats to close this activity on federally managed lands.
Hunting and Fishing recreation annually contributes $2 billion to Colorado’s economy through direct and secondary expenditures and supports 20,000 jobs statewide. Hunting and angling are the primary tools utilized for wildlife management, and provide the overwhelming bulk of revenue for wildlife management activities. For the sake of wildlife, it is vital to continue to provide opportunities to retain and recruit hunters and anglers. We think this bill is a fun way to show our support for hunting and angling in Colorado, our solidarity as sportsmen and women despite our individual pursuits or interests, and finally, a way to contribute additional funds to programs well run by CPW, and much needed by the general sporting community.
I can’t wait to hang this plate from my truck, and hope you will consider signing the petition here.
Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance